Stacey McAdoo is Teach Plus' Arkansas State Director and the 2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year. Prior to coming to Teach Plus, she spent 19 years in the Little Rock School District (the largest urban district in the state) as an accomplished classroom practitioner, college and career readiness coordinator, and the lead secondary novice mentor teacher for the entire district. As a professional development facilitator of over two decades, she designs and leads sessions that focus on best practices, instructional strategies, empowering student and teacher voice, and promoting equity and the success of diverse learners.
Stacey is the founder of The Writeous Poets (a spoken word & youth advocacy collective), an appointed board member of the Central Arkansas Library System, and a member of the National Arts in Education Advisory Council. Additionally, she has also served on the Arkansas State Board of Education, Teach Plus' Arkansas Teacher Policy Advisory Board, and the design thinking Phoenix Project.
Stacey holds a BA in Professional & Technical Writing, a MA in Teaching and is finishing up an advanced graduate degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessments. She lives in Little Rock with her husband, Leron, where they are the proud parents of Norel and Jamee.